Chto dali bol'sheviki narodu [What the Bolsheviks gave the people].

[Petrograd]: Partiia Sotsialistov-Revolutsionerov, 1921. Octavo (19 × 13.6 cm). Original staple-stitched printed self-wrappers; 18, [1] pp. Tear to lower front corner, else very good. Item #6721

Rare, apparently unrecorded, and illicitly published pamphlet, most likely issued by the Central Bureau of the Party of Socialist Revolutionaries. The SR Party also issued a similar journal in Petrograd in 1920 or 1921. A report by
the Soviet Secret Police notes that a large number of SR pamphlets were confiscated in July 1922. The publisher was likely the SR activist Leonid V. Rossel’ (1896–1943), who fled to Finland after 1917; it is possible that the pamphlet itself was actually printed in Finland. The text is a furious indictment of the Bolsheviks' "war" on the Russian peasants, and its perpetuation of famine, warfare, censorship, destruction, and terror and violence against its own people by the state police. A highly interesting document, either produced clandestinely in Petrograd or smuggled there by activists. Not held by the Russian State or National Library. KVK, OCLC only record microform copies at the University of Alberta and USC.

Price: €350.00